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Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More

Where Metaphors Come FromReconsidering Context in Metaphor

Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Zoltán Kövecses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that what is known as “conceptual metaphor theory” has stood the test of time. At the same time, it also suggests that the view of metaphorical grounding as proposed in the book ... More

Why Do You Ask?The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Alice Freed and Susan Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a study of question use in institutional discourse, the first volume of its kind to make questions and questioning the explicit focus of its investigation. It brings together studies ... More

Why Only UsLanguage and Evolution

Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in ... More

Wine and Conversation

Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant—from straight-forward descriptive words like “sweet” and “fragrant”, colorful metaphors like “ostentatious” and “brash”, to the more ... More

Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Helena Sanson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book examines the relationship between women, language, and grammar with particular reference to the Italian context between the sixteenth and the end of the nineteenth century, from the ... More

Word and Paradigm Morphology

Word and Paradigm Morphology

James P. Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199593545
eISBN:
9780191761492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume provides an introduction to word and paradigm (WP) models of morphology and the general perspectives on linguistic morphology that they embody. The recent revitalization of WP models is ... More

Word Meaning and SyntaxApproaches to the Interface

Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Stephen Wechsler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The interface between word meaning and syntax is among the most controversial and elusive problems in contemporary linguistics. This book approaches the interface from both sides of the relation, and ... More

Word Order in Old Italian

Word Order in Old Italian

Cecilia Poletto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores sets of movement cases in medieval Italian from 1200 to 1315. It offers an integrated description of all the relevant aspects of word order in Old Italian based on uniform ... More

Words and MeaningsLexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book presents a series of systematic, empirically based studies of word meanings. Each chapter investigates key expressions drawn from different domains of the lexicon – concrete, abstract, ... More

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